As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself
As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft. Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should … More Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft
What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable? On December 1st, China’s regulation requiring people to have their face scanned when subscribing for a new mobile phone took effect. If you were not aware of this regulation your initial … More Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?
After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait
It’s one of the creepiest things you can experience on Facebook. You stumble across the profile of “another” user who appears to have stolen the details of your life – lock, stock and barrel. They use one of your photographs as a profile picture, have stolen your name, your place of work and where you … More Facebook fights back against creepy impersonating profiles
Theft of identities along with personal information still accounts for the majority of data breaches, a new global survey by Gemalto has found. According to the 2015 Breach Level Index (BLI), identity theft accounted for 53% of all data breaches as well as 40% of “all compromised records” last year. Jason Hart, vice president and … More Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’
Once upon a time, it was possible to prevent personal data from getting into the hands of the wrong person by using a paper shredder and a bit of common sense. However, with the rise of digital culture and social sharing, information traditionally shared between friends – such as relationship status, personal photographs, birthdate and … More Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet